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Charmaine Newman

Personal Details

I live in South Tonbridge with my husband and 2 girls, born 1997 and 1999.  Both working full time and have left home.  I am 10 minutes’ walk from the Mainline Station and 15 minutes to the town centre. I have a large garden with great play equipment, so the children will have plenty of room to run around.  I also have a playroom with of resources for the children to play with.

 

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and a member of Childcare.co.uk Insurance.  My last Ofsted Inspection (November 2018) was graded a “GOOD”.  My husband, 2 daughters and I are all CRB/DBS checked. I offer good quality affordable childcare. 

 

Before becoming a Registered Childminder, I worked at St Stephen's Primary School (now Royal Rise Primary School), for 8 years. 5 years was Senior Midday Supervisor. 4 years Manager of the Breakfast and Afterschool Club and have had lots of training dealing with children.  I have been a Childminder since January 2011.  I have another Registered Childminder that Co-Works with me in my home.  She has her own Childminded Children.

 

I also accept Child Care Vouchers and provide the 30 Free Funding for 2,3,4-year-olds.

 

We are a non-smoking family; we have the other Childminder’s Dog Willow that sometimes comes round.

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Mobile: ‭07745 461575

Email: charmaine.newman@blueyonder.co.uk

Training and Experience

  • NVQ Level 2 in Child Care Learning and Development

  • NVQ Level 3 in Playwork

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene

  • Kent County Council Safeguarding Children/Child Protection

  • Positive Behaviour Management

  • Active for Kids

  • Makaton Signing

  • Speech & Language

  • Information Awareness on ASD (Autism)

  • KCC 30 Hour Free Funding Seminar

  • Health Check Training

  • ChildCare Expo Early Years Seminars (Risk Play, Creating Spaces & Places for 2 Year Olds and Being School Ready)

  • Channel (Prevent Duty) General Awareness

  • And many more training.

Typical Weekly Activities

Attending Toddler Groups within the Tonbridge Community.  Art/Craft Activities with a different theme each week.  I have different toys for all ages and a large garden with a trampoline, slide, sandpit, paddling pool and other toys.  In the holidays will go out on trips for example: Coolings Nature Reserve, Bewl Water, Bedgebury, Local Parks, National Trust.

Contractual Details

I prefer to work between the hours of 7.30 am to 6.30 pm although extra hours may be able to be arranged by prior agreement.  Please phone me to discuss.

School/Playgroup Links

I collect from Sussex Road Primary School.  I also drop off and collect from Rain or Shine Forest Preschool at the Leigh Site.  (If you would like for information about Rain or Shine Forest Preschool, please do not hesitate to ask when enquiring.)

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